This year, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will award up to $1 million in scholarships to students who live within its Northern and Central California service area.
There is still time for East Bay students to apply for the inaugural PG&E Bright Minds Scholarships. To date, Alameda and Contra Costa counties have contributed more than 200 applicants for the PG&E Bright Minds Scholarship.
Up to 10 students will receive full-ride scholarships of up to $30,000 per year, renewable for up to four years or until a degree or certificate is earned. Finalists will also receive a $2,500 scholarship award and can reapply each year.
To be eligible, students must live within PG&E’s 70,000-square-mile service area, be a high school senior or graduate, be at least 16 years old and plan to enroll at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school. The Bright Minds scholarship is open to high school graduates and adult students returning to college.
The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 17. Text “scholarship” or “estudios” to 97900 to receive information on your mobile phone, or visit www.pge.com/brightminds to apply.